Is it possible to copy a save from a physical game and use it for a digital one?

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  1. Jazza2310
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    I want to remove the outlines from Pokemon Moon, but I don't want to change the cartridge. Is it at all possible for me to use the saves on my physical copy on a digital copy? Sorry for noobish question/thread.
     


  2. WiiUBricker

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    There is an app in the eShop that does that.
     
  3. proflayton123

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    Extract the save from physical with JKSM then import to digital
     
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    noun; a particular place or position.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but iirc you can't permanently modify cart data; you can only soft-patch the outline removal mod through CFW/Hans.
     
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    Use JKSM to export save then import it into the Digital Game
     
  6. GilgameshArcher

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    Yes, it is possible.

    Use JK
     
  7. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Well this option also exist, and least it was mentioned, glad someone didn't forget. Seem like everyone else here just try to avoid eshop at all cost when they suddenly get a9lh systems. :blink:

    I'll add more options, Besides JKSM.

    The fbi installer can also export and import save data. Also another app called SVDT does the same, but i guess not many people use it as much as JKSM, i never used it since i always use fbi installer. So there some options. :)
     
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    Personally I'd advise not using SVDT as it's quite unstable and old, JKSM is most ideal to refer.
     
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    You can't "change the cartridge", there's a reason it's called a ROM.

    Read Only Memory
     
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    My point was just to give options. I dunno how bad SVDT has been compared to fbi or JKSM, i only use FBI installer. Since we use it anyway for installing cia files, it make sense to me cause you would have to install another cia just to manage saves, having homebrew installed as cia means less room for games to be installed, fbi also manage NDS save data, i don't remember JKSM having that function.
     
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    Thanks for this, I knew the meaning of ROM but I did not know that it means you cannot change a cart.
     
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    ROM = Read Only Memory

    Which means it can only be read not written or re-written. The reason why commercial software discs you purchase are called CD-ROM, the data can only be read from but not written to.

    For the most part the ROM cart it's self can have a separate small section of flash memory installed into it to be written and re-written, this are usually only used for storing user configuration like option settings and save progress.
     
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    Question. If I have the save file from a physical game can I pick up where I left off if I use it for the same game same region but as a CIA file? If so how do I do it?
     
  14. proflayton123

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    In a sense yeah, although different region I'm not sure of, that could cause some problems, although you'd just extract save using JKSM from cart, back the save up you extracted then once you created save in the digital, inject/overwrite the digital save :)

    As you said, the region part may cause it to corrupt so make sure you back it up!


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  15. MarioMasta64

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    actually carts come with ExHeadr (the title) ExeFS (executable file system for saves) and RomFS (rom aka the game)
     
  16. gamesquest1

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    Which are all stored on the rom chip (with the exception of card2 games that use a different type of chip that can set specific regions to read only and leave others as writable for storing the saves)

    Ps exefs is just the executable section of the game (the code.bin) and the stuff read by the home menu before actually launching the game I.e icon, banner and menu music, the romfs is used to store all the game assets(in game crap)

    Most carts (referred to as card1 games) have a separate spi save chip for storing saves
     
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    .....no it's the excitable code section....like a exe on a pc doesn't ever have to change itself, it's just means it's code to be run

    And no as I mentioned card2 games (which is only about 8 titles which are mostly Pokémon) use a nand chip with specific regions locked to read only

    Edit: ok now you edited this time :P
     
  19. MarioMasta64

    MarioMasta64 hi. i make batch stuff and portable shiz

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    "you changed youre message well no complaints now"

    shortened the thread .3.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    indeed. as theres no reason to confuse someone who stumbles the thread. also -follows-
     
  20. moneychild

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    There is a tread answering this somewhere in this site.
    You can find it by searching card 1 to card 2 i think or cart to CIA save. (I have not used it in a long while so I don't remember the tread name.)